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School Opening Moved to Oct. 5 Due to MECQ

Still no face-to-face classes.
by Clara Rosales
Aug 14, 2020
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

The Department of Education on Friday moved opening of classes for academic year 2020-2021 to Oct. 5 in deference to areas that were placed under stricter COVID-19 quarantines or MECQ.

Education Secretary Leonor Briones said DepEd received a memorandum circular from the Office of the President recommending a deferment of opening of classes to a later date from Aug. 24, as the modified enhanced community quarantine complicated preparations and distribution of materials.

"We shall use the deferment to provide relief to the logistical limitations faced by the areas placed under MECQ and to fill in the remaining gaps of the school opening that we are currently addressing," she said.

Areas that are not under MECQ are still to continue their orientations, dry runs, and delivery of learning materials so they are prepared come October.